capsule review

D-Link wireless kit with DI-624 router

At a Glance
  • DLink 54MBPS WIRELESS ROUTER AIRPLUS XTREME G (D-Link-DI624)

Kit consists of:

D-Link DI-624 router

D-Link DWLG520 PCI adapter

D-Link DWL-G650 PC Card adapter

This Super-G wireless kit has excellent range, very good performance, and thorough and easy-to-follow setup utilities. There are even little help buttons in many places to bring up context-sensitive help information. However, while this works well for general setup tasks, we found it somewhat lacking when it came to getting the kit running in the enhanced Super G mode, which involves many confusing parameters, and they are not all that well documented. We also found during our lab testing that we had to reboot the router occasionally after it appeared to crash or stop responding.

But setup quibbles aside, the D-Link is a top Wi-Fi router with all the bells and whistles. It performed well in our lab speed tests, achieving an average throughput of 16.3 mbps. And it is the second cheapest of the kits that we tested, at the very reasonable price of $170 for the router, PCI adapter, and PC Card.

The D-Link wireless kit is a well-performing, moderately priced solution for going wireless, although the setup process could be a little confusing for new users.

Becky Waring

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At a Glance
  • DLink 54MBPS WIRELESS ROUTER AIRPLUS XTREME G (D-Link-DI624)

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